COLUMBIA, S.C. – In a meet that was without seven of Arkansas’ All-Americans and Melvin Lister not competing in a field event, the defending national champion Razorbacks were able to score 99 points in a second place finish at the Southeastern Conference Quadrangle Meet in Columbia, S.C.
Five-time All-American Kenny Evans began the outdoor season the same way he began the indoor season by automatically qualifying in the high jump. He leaped 7-5.75 in the victory, a jump that out leaped the other competitors by 11 inches.
Four-time national champion and five-time All-American Lister showed his range on the track by competing in the 200m dash and not his forte the long or triple jump. Lister placed second in the event with a time of 21.28.
The freshman duo of Ramon Washington and Jason Ward placed first and third respectively in the long jump. Washington jumped 24-0.75 while Ward leaped 22-9.75.
Arkansas’ hurdlers continue to dominate in race finals by placing four runners in the 110m high hurdles and three runners in the 400m intermediate hurdles. In the 110m high hurdles, Sean Lightfoot placed second with a time of 14.15. Samuel Glover, D’Marcus Brown and Dale Lusby finished third, fourth and sixth respectively.
In the 400m intermediate hurdles, Brown defeated Glover by 55-hundredths of a second (51.31). Lusby finished fifth in a time of 54.69.
Ryan Stanley, a three-time All-American, placed eighth in the 200m with a time of 22.28. While pulling double duty, Stanley also placed third in the 400m dash with a time of 47.75.
Freshman Joe Vaughn earned his first collegiate victory in the 800m run with a time of 1:53.14. Another competing freshman, Josh Landreth, placed third in the 800m dash with a time of 1:55.56. Sophomore Chad Grundy placed fifth with a 1:58.13.
All-American Marcus Clavelle won the discus throw with a heave of 175-9. Lloyd Meeks placed third in the discus throwing 155-11.
Senior John Cross won the shot put with a throw of 52-9.5 and placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 155-4.
Senior Jon Taylor ran a 3:57.74 in the 1,500m run for his first victory of the season.
Ryan Joseph, a Georgetown, Texas native, placed first in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:51.13.
The Hogs will take a week off before competing April 6-8 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.
SEC Quad March 25, 2000 1. South Carolina 137; 2. ARKANSAS 99; 3. Mississippi 75